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post #11 of 14 Old 01-07-2007, 03:36 PM
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I have to agree with the zebra danio! I took musho's advice and they have worked out really really well so far! Cute little buggers, and very entertaining to watch:) Oh yeah, and the best part is how hardy they are! Also very cheap. Mine were 99 cents each. How can you go wrong with all that?
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post #12 of 14 Old 01-07-2007, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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i have started the cycling process and I am wondering if I need to do anything. I added the tap water chlorine remover thing. The bacterial thing. All from my lfs. Do I need to remove water then replenish or keep adding something? Do I add more chlorine remover or bacterial thing daily till the last day? Please Help.
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i have started the cycling process and I am wondering if I need to do anything. I added the tap water chlorine remover thing. The bacterial thing. All from my lfs. Do I need to remove water then replenish or keep adding something? Do I add more chlorine remover or bacterial thing daily till the last day? Please Help.
Don't add any more chemicals. Try to seed the tank with one of your lfs' established filter media so there will be enough bacteria to convert ammonia into nitrites. This is faster than not trying to seed the tank at all.
In the end, you will want zero ammonia and nitrites with detectable level of nitrates. Your nitrates will be at its dangerous level(exceeding 40 ppm) in the end so a large water change should dilute the high level of nitrates. Maintain your nitrate level below 40. Excessive levels can inhibit your fish's growth and even kill them.

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post #14 of 14 Old 01-07-2007, 09:32 PM
If it is a fishless cycle you will not need to change the water. You only need to use chlorine remover to new tap water, not all the time, and the bacteria starter once a week.
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